NCAA Mens Tennis

Men’s Tennis defeats Temple 4-3

Men's Tennis defeats Temple 4-3


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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- The Penn State Men’s Tennis team won its match against Temple, 4-3, on Sunday at the Indoor Tennis Center.ย 

DOUBLESย 

Partners Miko Eala and Stefan Simeunovic finished quickly, defeating Dante Russo and Paul Hannack in a 6-1 match on court one.ย 

Loren Byers and Jack Martuccio kept the score tight, bringing the match into a tiebreak on court three. The duo beat Martim Marujo and Adam Kresina, 7-6(3), securing the doubles point for Penn State.ย 

Alex Sterin and Nolan Ranger fought strong, but fell 6-3 to Erden Er and Henrique Petiz at No. 2.ย 

SINGLESย 

Martuccio finished his match first, claiming a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Er at No. 4.ย 

Eala was next on the board, winning his matchup, 6-1, 6-1, against Marujo at the top position.ย 

Simeunovic played a close match and came up clutch in the first set to win a tiebreak. He finished strong, defeating Hannack 7-6(5), 6-0. His win at No. 3 clinched the match point for the Nittany Lions.ย 

Byers battled a tough match against Russo, but ultimately fell 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3. Ranger fought his way up, but dropped his match 6-4, 7-6(5) to Kresina at the No. 5 spot. Sterin brought the match to a deciding third set, but fell short 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-8 to Bhat at No. 6.ย 

UP NEXTย 

The Nittany Lions will be play two doubleheaders at home next weekend. The squad will face Delaware and Lehigh on Saturday, Feb. 3 starting at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. On Sunday, Feb. 4, the men will face Georgetown and Mount St. Mary’s starting at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. as well. Both events will be played at the Indoor Tennis Center.ย 

Visit GoPSUsports.com for more updates on the Nittany Lion’s season. Follow the team on Instagram @pennstatemtennis and on X @pennstateMTEN for more continued updates.ย 

RESULTSย 

Doublesย 

1. Eala/Simeunovic (PSU) def. Russo/Hannack (TEM), 6-1ย 

2. Er/Petiz (TEM) def. Sterin/Ranger (PSU), 6-3ย 

3. Byers/Martuccio (PSU) def. Marujo/Kresina (TEM), 7-6(3)ย 

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3ย 

Singlesย 

1. Eala (PSU) def. Marujo (TEM), 6-1, 6-1ย 

2. Russo (TEM) def. Byers (PSU), 6-4, 6-4ย 

3. Simeunovic (PSU) def. Hannack (TEM), 7-6(5), 6-0ย 

4. Marutccio (PSU) def. Er (TEM), 6-0, 6-1ย 

5. Kresina (TEM) def. Ranger (PSU), 6-4, 7-6(5)ย 

6. Bhat (TEM) def. Sterin (PSU), 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-8ย 

Order of Finish: 4, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6ย 

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